FlowerSchool New York’s “Art & Flowers Master Class Series” is designed to give students a unique experience that combines the talent and design aesthetic of a Master Florist with some of the world’s most influential and iconic fine artists. Each florist will find inspiration from one of their favorite artists and create flower arrangements that evoke a moment, feeling or emotion reminiscent of those artists. Each class will interpret and bring to life the essence of a fine artist in a unique way through flowers. Join us to experience Henri Matisse’s iconic cutouts unlike any way before and learn this artists’ impact on one of New York’s most exciting and influential florists.
“Color was the key focus of Matisse’s art—decorative in conception and emotionally expressive—his goal was to produce “an art of balance, of purity and serenity.” LACAMA
In this class, Oscar will reinterpret Matisse’s La Gerbe, 1953 pulling the power of color and contract from one of Matisse’s final works through flowers.
Mora’s creations have been hailed as “exquisite” by top fashion designers such as Valentino and L’Wren Scott. Many celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Karl Lagerfeld, Madonna, Nicole Kidman, and Marc Jacobs have received his customized floral creations. He has recently become a regular guest on the Martha Stewart Show, sharing his unique designs and expertise with millions of viewers.
Oscar Mora is highly regarded as an expert in tropical floral design. His special affinity for all things tropical has been strongly influenced by the natural surroundings and culture of his native Venezuela. Born and raised in Caracas, his early inclination toward the arts revealed itself through his passion for colors and textures, which he quickly put to work as a young painter designing for photo sets and fashion boutiques, and creating decor for private parties. “Now spaces and vases have become my new canvas,” says Mora, who went on to receive his degree in Interior Design from the Academy of Las Mercedes in Caracas, Venezuela.
Once in New York, floral design became Mora’s main outlet for expression. His ability to actualize and showcase his talent through the use of space and object art has propelled him to the top of the floral design industry.